Over $450k donated to bus monitor - "Wrong way to handle it" says Glenn

Glenn, Pat and Stu started the radio show on 3 different sides of an issue this morning - Over $465,000 had been donated to the harassed bus monitor, Karen Klein, as of 9am this morning (that number is probably over 600k now). While Stu thinks it’s just the way many American’s are showing that they care, Glenn doesn’t think it’s doing anything to solve the real problem – what’s going on in our culture.

“They've taken this awful moment, and I've got to be honest,” Stu said, “this has turned into the best thing that's ever happened to her, hasn't it?”

“It doesn't bother anybody else,” Glenn started, “but this really bothers me.”

Pat was bothered too. Not by the donations, however, he just wanted to know what Ms. Klein was going to do with the money. Dan Andros, one of Glenn’s writers in the New York office, had previously mentioned to the guys that he hoped she gives some of it to charity – Pat disagreed.

“Donates it? I'm giving it to you. I don't want you to turn around and give it to some cat society or something,” Pat said sarcastically.

Glenn took issue on an entirely different level. He doesn’t particularly care what she does with the money – it’s her money now, but what is this teaching the children that were so cruel to her? They’re being shown that their bad behavior is the best thing that ever happened to her in Glenn’s eyes.

Glenn wanted to know how many people are now saying, “I'd do that, I'll take that abuse.”

“Now we have officially made it into a game show,” Glenn said. “This was my monologue last night on television. These kids don't see her as a person. They see her as a YouTube video that they can get famous on. So they wanted to get famous. Well, now we've made it into a game show, and the prize money has gone to you! It's wrong. It's bad.”

Stu saw things a little differently. “Nobody's saying you can buy yourself out of the problems with American culture for $466,000, but you have changed this one person's life,” he said. “I mean, you've flipped this event for her from a really bad experience into something that obviously is changing her life.”

Pat was with Stu on this one. “What's wrong with that?” he asked.

Glenn compared the situation to what happened with the Trayvon Martin case where people took to the streets to show support. People ended up pointing fingers, the mainstream media redirected narratives. It was the wrong way to handle it.

“I mean, how many of us, as a culture, are soul searching, and how many of us now will just make this story, because it's a lot easier to deal with?” Glenn asked. “Look, all of this stuff happens for a reason. All of this stuff, they're warning signs. They're warning signs. And so we have a chance to humble ourselves and fix it and self-examine and say, "What is the culture that we're making? What is it that we're doing?" And I just fear that it's become a game show now.”

Glenn’s point was that we’re using money to mask the problem; no amount of money can solve the large scope of the problem. Stu’s point, however, is that people saw the video, felt terrible, and want the woman to be happy, which really just laid down more evidence for what Glenn was trying to say.

In the big picture, it’s not about the woman. This specific circumstance is – but the problem is with the culture that’s making America’s children believe that this is acceptable behavior. Glenn pointed to the parents of the children in this video who still hadn’t made their children apologize for their behavior. Instead of apologizing for their actions and feeling remorse for how they treated this woman, their parents are out giving press conferences on how their children “have been through enough”.

Anonymous released the information of these children on the internet – which Glenn vehemently disagreed with on air this morning. They should not have done that. But he did note that these children posted the video of their behavior on YouTube themselves.

“That's just not right. And that's not the way our society deals with it, either, but don't tell me that these kids have a problem being famous. That's why they posted it on YouTube,” Glenn said. “They wanted to be famous. And so now they're famous, they're infamous for a couple of days and now we're giving them the ability to say, "You know what? We really kind of helped her,” because that is exactly what they'll say.”

“These kids aren't going to feel bad years down the road,” Glenn added. “These kids are going to go, "We made her rich." It's a game show. Life is not a game show. Life is not a TV show. Life is not a reality show. Life is not a YouTube video. Life is life.”

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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